29th AUGUST

1958: Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show opened at the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn.

1959: The Quarry Men (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ken Brown) performed at the Casbah Coffee Club, Hayman’s Green, West Derby, Liverpool.

1964: Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh, Pretty Woman’ was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later.

1965: During a US tour The Beatles appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California.

1966: The Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crowd of 25,000.

1970: Edwin Starr started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘War’, his only No.1a No.3 in the UK.

1971: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey,” Paul & Linda McCartney.

1976: The Sex Pistols supported by The Clash and The Buzzcocks appeared at The Screen On The Green, London, England.

1977: Three people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis’ body. As a result, his remains would be later moved to Graceland.

1981: Aneka was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Japanese Boy’, the Scottish folk singer Mary Sandeman’s only Top 40 hit sold over 5 million copies around the world.

1981: The two day Tyne festival began in Gateshead, England, featuring Ian Dury, Elvis Costello, U2, Rory Gallagher, Doll By Doll, Wang Chung, Becket, Dr Feelgood, The Gingers Nutters (featuring Ginger Baker), Trimmer and Jenkins and Lindisfarne.

1982: No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Abracadabra,” Steve Miller Band.

1984: U2 kicked off their Unforgettable Fire World Tour at Christchurch Town Hall in New Zealand, the first of 19 shows in Australia and New Zealand.

1987: Def Leppard scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Hysteria’.

1987: Los Lobos started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘La Bamba’, also a No.1 hit in the UK.

1987: Rick Astley’s debut hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart.

1990: Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago to receive treatment for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.

1992: U2 became only the second act ever (Billy Joel was the first) to play at The Yankee Stadium in New York City, during their sold out Zoo TV tour.

1994: Oasis released their debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’, which went on to spend 177 weeks on the UK chart.

1996: Liam Gallagher was reunited with the rest of Oasis in Chicago after a week of speculation on their future of the group, after he had walked out on the band a few days earlier.

1999: Lou Bega went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Mambo No 5’.

2000: Slipknot caused chaos at this years Kerrang! Awards, after smashing glasses, setting fire to their table, throwing a monitor off the stage and destroying a microphone.

2003: Winners at this years MTV Video Music awards held in New York included, Missy Elliot, Video of the year for ‘Work It’, Viewers Choice award, ‘Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous’ Good Charlotte, Rap Video went to 50 Cent for ‘In Da Club’, Pop Video, Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry Me A River.’

2004: The Prodigy’s Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned enters the UK album charts at No. 1. Natasha Bedingfield continues to have the No. 1 single with “These Words.”

2005: Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Award.

2006: The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was voted the best No.1 album of all time by the British public.

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